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How to Bring a Dog into Your Home and Become Part of Your Family

A young couple had a child who was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer at the age of 8. Their son, Daniel, dearly wanted a dog and so they went to their local animal shelter where Daniel fell in love with a beagle who was on death row. The staff told the couple that the dog had been brought in as a stray and had been adopted out twice but returned because they were not able to bond with the dog. They were frustrated that the dog was not house trained and didn’t want to deal with the problems. Daniel persisted and they adopted the dog who Daniel named Barney. When Barney was first brought into his new home he cowered in a corner and shook and didn’t seem to know what to do. So how did we

5 Tips to Stop Your Puppy from Biting

Most puppies chew because they are teething. Give your dog chew toys that are acceptable for him like rubber kongs filled with peanut butter, ice cubes, elk antlers or nylabones. Replace your hand with an appropriate chew toy, then praise the puppy for chewing the toy. Put a leash on your puppy in the house so that when he starts to nip, you can give him a leash and collar correction. Over time he will learn that nipping is an unacceptable behaviour. Use a command like “leave it” in a firm voice then praise your puppy when he stops biting. Distract your puppy by playing fetch with him

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